16 last minute gifts for the green procrastinator

December 14, 2017 by  
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Were you so busy surfing the web for cool gift ideas that you totally forgot to do any actual shopping? If so, there’s no need to fret because we’ve got you covered with a last-minute gift guide full of clever and imaginative presents that can be whipped up at the 11th hour . Check out all of our ideas – from a basket full of practical presents they’re sure to appreciate to the ever-elusive gift of closet organization and this foolproof crowd-pleaser . LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS >

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Trump signs bill that recognizes climate change as a threat to the US

December 14, 2017 by  
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This past Tuesday, President Trump signed a bill into law that formally recognizes climate change as a national security threat to the United States . While the president has long railed against climate change and advocated for fossil fuels, the Trump Administration and a Republican-controlled Congress have taken a small but significant step towards formally recognizing climate change. Now that this stance has become codified law, the United States will be further pressured to act. The newly signed law is a hard-earned result of the bipartisan organizing done by the Climate Solutions Caucus. Established in February 2016, the caucus was founded by Democratic Congressman Ted Deutch and Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo “to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate.” Currently, there are 24 Democrats and 24 Republicans who serve as members of the caucus. The climate change provision reached the president’s desk as an amendment to the must-pass, annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Republican leadership attempted to remove the provision from the bill, but were defeated when 46 Republican representatives defected and voted to uphold the provision. Related: Trump signs directive to send astronauts to the Moon and Mars It requires the Pentagon to conduct a report on the specific vulnerabilities of American military assets to climate change over the next twenty years. In addition, the amendment formally recognizes what the scientific community  and the United States military has been saying for years. “Climate change is a direct threat to the national security of the United States,” reads the law, “and is impacting stability in areas of the world where the United States armed forces are operating today, and where strategic implications for future conflicts exist.” Since Trump made national security a key plank of his campaign platform, he will be under further pressure to act. Whether the president chooses to do so remains doubtful. Via EcoWatch Images via The White House (1)

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Announcing the 2015 Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide!

December 1, 2015 by  
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We Inhabitat editors have been hard at work for the last few weeks scouring the internet for our favorite ethical and eco-friendly holiday gifts so that you can sit back, relax and shop the green way (from the comfort of your own computer) with our  2015 GREEN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ! This year’s guide is filled with a bevy of eco-conscious presents that everyone on your list will love, and for those of you who choose to avoid consumerism altogether, we’ve got clever DIY tutorials for goodies you can make yourself and buy-nothing gifts of time . So get comfy, down some coffee, and get a head start on your holiday shopping here . GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK > GIFTS OF TIME > GREEN GIFTS UNDER $20 > GREEN GIFTS UNDER $50 > MAKE YOUR OWN GIFTS > ECO GIFTS FOR HER > ECO GIFTS FOR HIM > GREEN GIFTS FOR MOM AND DAD > GREEN GIFTS FOR TOTS > ECO GIFTS FOR BIG KIDS > GREEN GIFTS FOR THE HOME > GIFTS FOR THE GREEN THUMB > GREEN GADGET GIFTS > COZY KNIT GIFTS > GREEN JEWELRY GIFTS > CUSTOMIZED GIFTS > HEIRLOOM GIFTS >

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200+ Inspiring, Ethical and Eco-Friendly Gifts in Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Gift Guide

November 28, 2014 by  
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Have you heard that green is the new black? If you don’t particularly feel like having your feet run over numerous times by rabid shopping cart-pushers today, why not skip the Black Friday madness and peruse eco-friendly gifts from the comfort of your own computer screen? Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Gift Guide is full of unique, useful and eco-conscious presents for everyone on your list, from the gals to the guys , the big kids to the wee ones , the green thumbs to the gadget geeks , and everyone in between. We’ve also got affordable offerings under $20 and under $50 , and for those who choose to avoid consumerism altogether, we’ve got clever DIY tutorials for goodies you can make yourself and buy-nothing gifts of time . So get comfy, down some coffee, and get a head start on your holiday shopping here . GREEN GIFTS UNDER $20 > GREEN GIFTS UNDER $50 > MAKE YOUR OWN GIFTS > ECO GIFTS FOR HER > ECO GIFTS FOR HIM > GREEN GIFTS FOR MOM AND DAD > GREEN GIFTS FOR TOTS > ECO GIFTS FOR BIG KIDS > GREEN GIFTS FOR THE HOME > GIFTS FOR THE GREEN THUMB > GREEN GADGET GIFTS > GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK > COZY KNIT GIFTS > GREEN JEWELRY GIFTS > CUSTOMIZED GIFTS > HEIRLOOM GIFTS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cheap green gifts , eco gift guide , eco-gifts , green gift guide , green gifts for dad , green gifts for guys , Green gifts for kids , green gifts for mom , green gifts for pets , green gifts for the family , green gifts for women , inhabitat gift guide , Inhabitat green gift guide , Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Holiday Gift Guide , sustainable gifts

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14 Last Minute Gifts for the Green Procrastinator

December 17, 2012 by  
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14 Last Minute Gifts for the Green Procrastinator

December 17, 2012 by  
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Ingenious 14-Year-Old Invents Solar-Powered Water Purification System for the Developing World

December 17, 2012 by  
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When most of us were teenagers, we were more worried about an embarrassing outbreak of acne or who to ask to homecoming than the challenges of developing nations. After witnessing children in India drinking from a stagnant pool of water, 14-year-old Deepika Kurup from Nashua, New Hampshire was inspired to help “find a solution to the global water crisis.” After much research, she developed a solar-powered purification system in her backyard that eventually earned her a $25,000 award from the The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge . Entering while she was still in the 7th grade, she took first place in the competition. So, just how does this ingenious invention work? After spending three months pouring over PhD papers during her vacation, speaking with her 3M mentor, and testing her inventions with contaminated water from the Nashua wastewater treatment facility, Deepika Kurup came up with a system that could cheaply and easily purify water containing harmful bacteria. Her process involves exposing titanium oxide and zinc oxide to sunlight, which initiates a chemical reaction that forms hydroxyl radicals and super oxides. These compounds are able to oxidize organic substances into water and carbon dioxide. After counting the levels of coliform bacteria before and after she applied her system with 3M Petrifilms , she found that her system had significantly reduced the amount of coliforms from 8,000 down to 50 and E. coli from more than 1,000 down to none in less than 8 hours. In one hour, she was also able to degrade methane blue, oxidizing it faster that most current processes. Unlike most purification methods that rely on UV lamps that require electricity, nasty chemicals, or pricey filtration systems, Kurup’s composite which also incorporates cement and 3M Glass Bubbles , costs half a cent per gram. Applied through both a photocatalytic rod and reflector film, she was able to achieve this amazing results with an amazing amount of efficiency and consistency. Now high school freshman, Kurup hopes to apply for a patent for her system and start a nonprofit to help deploy her innovation. Passionate about science, she is striving towards becoming a neurologist. + The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Via Co.EXIST

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Check Out Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Holiday Gift Guide!

December 13, 2012 by  
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INHABITAT 2012 GREEN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE > The Inhabitat Green Gift Guide is back again this year and it’s chock full of eco-conscious gifts “yule” love! Whether you’re shopping for your mom, dad , siblings , better half , kids , friends or co-workers , we’ve got all kinds of beautifully designed, sustainable and unique options that they’ll be delighted to find stuffed in their stockings . We’ve featured all kinds of green  toys , accessories , home goods and gadgets , but we also think it’s important to point out that gifts don’t have to be bought in a store. Sometimes the best presents are not even physical knick-knacks at all, so we’ve provided some inspiration for crafty DIY presents you can make yourself and thoughtful “gifts of time” that show how much you care. No matter what your budget , there’s something in our green guide for everyone on your list, so get a head start on your eco-friendly holiday gift-giving right here ! GREEN GIFTS UNDER $20 > GREEN GIFTS UNDER $50 > MAKE YOUR OWN GIFTS > ECO GIFTS FOR HER > ECO GIFTS FOR HIM > GREEN GIFTS FOR MOM AND DAD > GREEN GIFTS FOR TOTS > ECO GIFTS FOR GIRLS > ECO GIFTS FOR BOYS > GREEN GIFTS FOR THE HOME > GIFTS FOR THE GREEN THUMB > GREEN GADGET GIFTS > GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK > COZY KNIT GIFTS > GREEN JEWELRY GIFTS > CUSTOMIZED GIFTS > GIFTS OF TIME > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cheap green gifts , eco-gifts , green gift guide , green gifts , green gifts for dad , green gifts for guys , Green gifts for kids , green gifts for mom , green gifts for pets , green gifts for the family , green gifts for women , inhabitat 2012 green gift guide , inhabitat gift guide , Inhabitat green gift guide , sustainable gifts

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This Fantastic Paper Globe by The Makerie Studio Can Be Taken Apart and Re-assembled Like a Puzzle

December 13, 2012 by  
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Paper sculptors The Makerie Studio created this beautiful paper globe puzzle for photographer Andrew Barter as part of the Freshfield’s 2012 promotional campaign. The globe consists of just 12 precise slices, and is a beautifully simple paper sculpture of a complex concept. Read the rest of This Fantastic Paper Globe by The Makerie Studio Can Be Taken Apart and Re-assembled Like a Puzzle Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: andrew barter , freshfields promotional campaigns , green design , Joyanne Horscroft , Julie Wilkinson , paper 3d puzzle , paper sculptures , sustainable artwork , the makerie studio

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12 Customized Gifts Made Just for Them

December 3, 2012 by  
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One of the easiest ways to ensure that a holiday gift will be liked by the recipient is to sprinkle a little bit of them right into the design . Nowadays it’s easy to create one-of-a-kind, personalized gifts for everyone on your list, and the likelihood that such a special present will get trashed or shoved in a closet somewhere is a lot lower than a bland, cookie cutter item. From cufflinks featuring the silhouettes of loved ones to custom mini books with pics from their personal Instagram feed to furniture inlaid with their own photos , flip through our customized gift guide to see all of our suggestions. CUSTOMIZED GIFTS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: customizable gifts , customized gifts , customized giftsgreen gifts , eco-gifts , green gift guide , green gifts for dad , green gifts for guys , Green gifts for kids , green gifts for mom , green gifts for pets , green gifts for the family , green gifts for women , inhabitat gift guide , Inhabitat green gift guide , monogrammed gifts , personalized gifts , photo gifts , sustainable gifts

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